Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Day 2 - Roadtripin' begins!

Wanted to wake up early at 6 but to no avail as expected. Sun rise was rather early but i guess we're too tired from all the journey the day before to catch the sun rise. Had a hearty nasi lemak for breakfast on Day 2. The friend we're staying with is such a good cook! Around 9 something, we headed off to Fremantle. Heard that's where you get to buy cheap souvenirs. 

It was cloudy and drizzling in Fremantle when we arrived there. Thought it'd be another sunny day so we could enjoy the beach but hujan rupenya di siang hari. heheh
First destination there was the Fremantle market. For me it's a common town market that sells fresh fruits, foods and goods. Since we dnt know any other nice market around Perth, we jst went for this. 

have no idea how to rotate this picture so yeah, exercise your neck

Since the town is located along the coast, of course going to the beach is a much. So we went to the closest beach which is the Bather's Beach. Duhh. The weather got much better by noon so we all felt like jumping in the crystal clear water to swim! 

In Fremantle, another not to be missed market is the E shed Market where u can find the crafts and souvenirs. Went to this one Chinese owned store called Megabes, i think theyre the cheapest. 
Had our lunch at the famous Kailis' Restaurant. Quite pricey but the fishes and seafoods are so fresh! worth the penny! Falling behind our itinerary, we then quickly left for South, to Rockingham via the coastal highway. 

Planned to go to the Rockingham Wild Encounters, and catch the ferry to get to Penguin island and feed the penguins. Unfortunately we arrived just 30minutes late to catch the last ferry there which was supposed to be at 3pm. So frustated coz i really looked forward to feed the penguins!! I think we spent a bit too much time looking and buying for souvenirs in the E shed market! haha! Takde rezeki agaknye..huhu So not wanting to waste the beautiful view of Rockingham, we spent the evening by the rocky beach at Point Peron. Many said Point Peron is safe for swimming and snorkel but as we were quite tight with the itinerary, we didn't get to snorkel and enjoy the coastal reefs lah.You can also go to Cape Peron for another amazing view as well.

Point Peron, Rockingham

Next up is Lake Clifton to see the thrombolites. they are said to be a living fossils! It's a very ordinary looking rocks in the shallow water but apparently it is 2000 years old. Again, unfortunately, when we arrived, the water level is rather high so they're all submerged underneath the water. So no thrombolites for us then! haha! As if to comfort the frustrated heart (since we missed Penguin island ferry and thrombolites), we were gifted with the ever so beautiful sunset view there in Lake Clifton! So it was still worth the long drive and sesat2 though. yeap I enjoy scenic view like this, i'm a hopeless romantic. lol. 

the photo doesnt really do justice to the sunset tho

This is how it supposed to look like when the water level is shallow

Off we go to Western Australia!!


It's been a while since i last wrote about my travel and holiday. This time around, i managed to get a 6 days leave for an adventure to the western australia!!Weehu!

Booked the flight from AirAsia in May 2014 for a trip in October 2014. The 5 months wait is unbearable i tell u!! In Perth, we stayed at an acquaintance's place in Bentley. So at least the 3 days accommodation is well sorted. Our rough itinerary:
Perth City (1 night) --> Busselton (1 night) --> Stirling range (1 night) --> Perth City ( 2 nights) --> KL

Rough breakdown of our expenditure on accommodation and transport. 
Flight tickets: RM 718.00 (including 20kg check-in luggage on the return flight)
Perth accommodations: AUD 100 each for the 3 nights
Busselton hostel: RM 359.95 for 4 people 1 night
Stirling range chalet: 687.95 for 4 people 1 night
Car rental: AUD 329 ++ for 6 days

Day 1 - touched down in Perth

We arrived at Perth airport around 6am. Quite early isn't it. Excited lah katakan. 
Luckily one of us has a friend in Perth, so he kindly picked us up from airport and brought us to his house near Curtin Uni to freshen up before we get started with our packed holiday itinerary. 

We had roti canai for breakfast as soon as we arrive in Perth in a cafe called 'Sarapan'.The taste is quite okay, considering it's RM12 per piece! Haha! So once we're full, got our comfy car, we're then headed to Caversham Wildlife Park. It took us about 30minutes to get there. 

On a side note, I really recommend the car rental we got our's from. Simple, no hassle, no hidden fee. Excess reduction down to AUD300. No booking fee, no extra charge for unlimited km, non-UK/NZ/AUS licence, and additional drivers. And the staffs are nice too! We got ours from here:BUDGET car rental 

Entrance fee for the Caversham Wildlife park is $25. it's not a very huge safari, but big enough to introduce you to the famous wildlife of western australia. I'm not an animal lover, so it doesn't excite me much, but the kangaroo and koala definitely got me interested!! 

lazing around,while being fed lying. Good life mate!

Dont u just feel like hugging is this fluffy koala??? 

We missed all the show in the safari but i don't really mind. hehe! Next up in the itinerary is The Pinnacles. So we headed off up north before lunch as it took about 2hrs to get there. It is within the Nambung National park near the Cervantes town. With the clear blue sky, it's definitely a perfect weather to go there! Oh btw the entrance fee for The Pinnacles is $11. You can choose to either walk around the area or drive and park whenever u feel like stopping and take photo. We chose the latter :)

Beautiful view kan?!

You may wonder what are those pinnacles actually are. So did we! What i know is it is an amazing lime stones standing structure, formed by some natural processes in the dunes. More info, Mr Wiki  has it all for u :) 

Still thinking that we need more dessert and dunes, we decided to head down to Lancelin Dunes for some sand boarding. But unfortunately, we arrived there at abt 5:30pm. It was getting dark and the sky looked gloomy already. A lady from the mart advised us to just come again tomorrow for sand-boarding. How sad!! So we just went to the dunes ourselves without the board. 

White sand dunes. If only the sky was not so gloomy, it'd have been a spectacular view in the dessert!

By the time we reached home from Lancelin Dunes it was already around 8pm. Had a nice deliscious dinner at home, and cozy rest after the loooooong day before the roadtrip begins the next day. 

Will be continued..